UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
17-04-2008 09:13Speaker tour - Immigrants Fighting Gentrification in NYC
7.30PM Thursday 8th May 2008 at the Town Hall Tavern, Manchester
Part of the International Campaign in Defence of El Barrio
16-04-2008 23:24Workers at homelessness charity Shelter will be striking on 24 April alongside tens of thousands of other workers against attacks on pay and conditions.
On April 24, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will hold the first national teachers strike in more than twenty years. Angry at a below inflation pay award, NUT members across the country have voted for industrial action at a ratio of four to one.
With real terms pay cuts being the in thing in the public sector right now, civil servants in the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and further education lecturers in the University and College Union (UCU) have also voted to strike on the same day.
In Nottingham there will be a march from The Forest Recreation Ground at 10am, with a rally at the Congregation Hall, Castle Gate at 11am. Speakers will include Martin Sleath (Unison - who aren't striking), Mary Pope (PCS), Helen Bowler (UCU) and Liam Conway (NUT).
To give some insight into why teachers are striking, I interviewed Liam Conway, the Joint Secretary of Notts NUT and began by asking him what his impressive sounding title actually entails.
16-04-2008 16:44PGA - People's Global Action - started in 1998, it has been a tool and a diffuse structure coordinating groups and people sharing common struggles and practices, in accordance with various anticapitalist and anti-authoritarian principles (see the hallmarks)
16-04-2008 15:18Pavilion Housing Association are behaving like spoilt playground bullies, threatening and intimidating their critics in a crude attempt to shut them up.
16-04-2008 12:57Civil society is simultaneously a goal to aim for, a means to achieve it, and a framework for engaging with each other.
16-04-2008 02:02Eleven HIV patients who sought to call the attention of China's premier to their plight were attacked last Saturday by police, according to a Beijing activist.
15-04-2008 22:40Five members of the Edinburgh Clown Army (1) were detained for questioning this afternoon at a peaceful and entertaining biofuels protest in Bruntsfield(2). They have since been arrested and charged with a breach of the peace, despite maintaining a friendly atmosphere.
15-04-2008 20:10When the wealthiest country in the world continues to allow the enslavement of the tens of thousands of their own innocent Middle Class and Working Poor to decades of false imprisonment,it's time to ask for International help!Currently there are reported to be 100,000 falsely imprisoned Americans living along with the estimated 2,000,000 US prison population nationwide.America now has the very unique distinction of not only being rated the #1 in the World for having the largest prison population,but America also has the distinct rating of having the largest wrongfully imprisoned prison population in the World as well.Our US Congress affords themselves all the perks and salary most Americans could only dream about,but ask anyone of these Leaders Of The Free World to protect our Middle Class or Working Poor Americans from continuing to be falsely imprisoned endless decades due to the lack of federal appeal legal counsel being afforded them, and you just might be thought of as being crazy?
15-04-2008 16:11Please join us at the Bowl Court Squat on Friday, for a screening of the film "Brad, One More Night at the Barricades" (55 min). Brazilian filmmaker and media activist Miguel will be on hand to discuss his documentary tribute to a fallen friend and will also show
another one of his films. Guy will also discuss the situation in Oaxaca, including the plight of indigenous people. DVDs will also be on sale. Entry by donation.
15-04-2008 13:23People from Bristol Rising Tide and Espacio Bristol –Colombia will be at Tesco petrol station, Eastville, Bristol from 5pm – 7pm today to highlight the devastating consequences that agrofuels from monocultures will have on the climate, ecosystems, food prices and human rights.
15-04-2008 12:42According to the Derby Evening Telegraph
Police are running an online recruitment campaign for more volunteer officers.
After the Space Is The Place and other contributions to the call out for decentralised actions in support of squats and autonomous spaces, what next?